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Will my submission be used to make an official report?

Pincident will not make an official report of any of the incidents submitted. If you do wish to report an incident formally, please find a variety of contacts and options here. You can also find support organisations who may help you through the process here.

Can I be identified from my submission?

No. No identifying data is collected when the form is submitted, and there are no free text boxes in the form.

What will happen with the data collected?

The data will only be available to view by one of three specific Durham SU staff members, who will use it to place colour-coded pins on areas of the map. The pins will be placed at random within the appropriate area and therefore will not be specific enough to identify a particular incident. These staff members will also use the data to create evidence-based proposals that will be shown to the Police and University, and made available on our website, to aid future projects to create a safer Durham.

How long does the map show incidents for?

The map currently displays one month’s worth of pins. This may alter in the future depending on the volume of submissions.

How will you use the information collected to help people?

The information submitted via Pincident will not be used to provide you with personal support. Instead the information will make harassment and bystander intervention more visible, raise awareness and generate discussion about these important issues, as well as contribute to broader campaigns to make Durham safer for all. If you do require personal support, you can find organisations who will help you here.

Whose project is Pincident?

Pincident is a project of Durham SU and is supported by Durham University’s Sexual Violence & Misconduct Operations Group. The creation process also included consultation with the police and local council.

I haven’t witnessed or experienced an incident, but I want to get involved in helping combat harassment. What can I do?

Your help is always welcome. There are various groups working to tackle these issues that you might become part of. You could get involved in the student-run campaign It’s Not Okay at Durham, who work to address sexual violence in Durham. You can also find our associations here, who support underrepresented groups in Durham. Durham SU also offers Active Bystander training, led by Student Peer Facilitators, to student groups, colleges and/or sports teams. If you’d like to receive this training, you can get in touch with our Policy Coordinator (Welfare) for more details. Simply drop her an e-mail at